Use of the word "will" in Sailing Instructions
Nationality: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
I would welcome the thoughts of others on how we should interpret the use of the word "will" in sailing instructions. Personally I always favour the use of "shall" if an action is mandatory or "may" if it is discretionary. From time to time I come across the use of the word "will" , particularly in relation to an action by the RC and I wonder if this may be interpreted as a mandatory action or not.
Created: 17-Sep-11 14:57